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Survey Highlights Superintendents' Opinions on Education
Date Published: April 13, 2015
Many of North Carolina’s school superintendents are skeptical of the general assembly’s education policies, according to a new UNC Charlotte survey. The survey of 67 NC superintendents examined attitudes on state and national educational concerns.  The study indicated  “the most...


Elementary Students Spend a Day at College in Reading Event
Date Published: April 8, 2015
As is often the case when a group people is having a good time, you could hear it before you could see it. Rounding the corner of UNC Charlotte’s Cone Center toward the Lucas Room, a sustained, markedly high-pitched roar echoed through the hallway. 200 2nd graders from Nathaniel Alexander...

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International Tour to Bring Business Leaders to Campus
Date Published: April 2, 2015
UNC Charlotte will host an international forum focused on the exchange of ideas in business and society Friday, April 10th at the Cone Center.The Dedication to Community Tour (D2C) will bring sixteen executives and entrepreneurs from a diverse range of industries to campus. The panelists will...

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Doctorate Student Wins National Humanities Fellowship
Date Published: March 31, 2015
College of Education Ph.D. candidate Kathryn Wagner has been awarded a two-week summer fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Wagner is a full-time CMS teacher seeking a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction. During the fellowship at Hunter College, she will examine...

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Workshop Promotes Welcoming Schools for LGBTQ Youth
Date Published: March 25, 2015
A workshop at UNC Charlotte last week continued the dialogue on how to ensure schools are safe and friendly learning environments for all students. The Welcoming Schools program works to develop school climates that are LGBTQ inclusive (lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender, questioning). The...

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Reading and Elementary Education Professor Recognized for Teaching
Date Published: March 24, 2015
For the second straight semester, Reading and Elementary Education Professor Tracy Rock is the recipient of a prestigious teaching award. Dr. Rock is UNC Charlotte’s winner of the 2015 Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award. The annual award honors one professor at each of North Carolina’...

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Four MDSK Students Win Respected Fellowship
Date Published: March 19, 2015
Four UNCC Department of Middle, Secondary, and K-12 Education degree candidates have been awarded summer fellowships to participate in the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History’s prestigious Teacher Seminar Program. The award recipients—Lia Smith (M.A.T. Secondary English), Gabriel Piza (M....

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Teacher-to-Teacher Conference Draws More Than 300
Date Published: March 19, 2015
Educators from across the state gathered at UNC Charlotte this month for a professional development conference for teachers, by teachers. The College of Education's second Teacher-to-Teacher conference drew more than 300, providing an opportunity for instructors to present best practices and...

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Breaking Boundaries with Images: A Photo Exhibit and Lecture Series
Date Published: March 5, 2015
Part of the power of artistic expression originates in its ability to access the universal through the particular. The impact of this ability nears its peak when the artist talks about humanity through the lives of fellow humans. Such is the tenor of Todd Drake's voice. His works,...


Aspiring Principals Collaborate in Creative New Event
Date Published: February 20, 2015
“This environment made me feel like ‘Yes!’, I went into the right profession.” Karlene Crawford wasn’t alone in her enthusiasm about leading a school one day. The North Mecklenburg High School guidance counselor was surrounded by fellow alumni of the UNC Charlotte/CMS Aspiring Principals...

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Special Education Article Recognized as One of the Most Read of 2014
Date Published: February 19, 2015
An article by UNC Charlotte education professor Michael Matthews was one of the most read in its field in 2014, according to a leading education publisher. Routledge Education Journals recognized Dr. Matthews’ 2013 article as among the most read articles in the category of special needs education...

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College of Education Supports Initiative to Help Area Students Read On Grade Level
Date Published: February 9, 2015
The UNC Charlotte College of Education is backing a program launched this month that advocates believe will make a major difference in the number of area students reading proficiently. The Read Charlotte Initiative hopes to double the percentage of 3rd graders in Charlotte-...

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Hickory Public Schools Superintendent Invited to White House Summit
Date Published: December 1, 2014
Dr. Walter Hart, Superintendent of Hickory Public Schools and a UNC Charlotte College of Education graduate, recently received notification that he has been selected as one of only 150 superintendents from across the nation to attend the “Connected Superintendents’ Summit at the White House” held...

Education professor to return to Oman to conduct workshops
Date Published: November 24, 2014
By Phillip Brown. Associate professor Spencer Salas will spend most of December in Oman to continue professional development efforts with that country’s K-12 teachers. During a three-week period, Salas, a faculty member in the College of Education's Department of Middle, Secondary and K-12...

Education professor organizes first-of-its-kind International Conference on Urban Education
Date Published: November 24, 2014
By Buffie Stephens The UNC Charlotte Urban Education Collaborative recently organized and convened a two-day International Conference on Urban Education (ICUE) in Montego Bay, Jamaica, for a group of about 500 educators. The theme of this year’s conference was “Building and Sustaining Global...

NOYCE Scholarships bolster Science Education
Date Published: September 28, 2014
The Center for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Technology Education and 49er Teach are partnering with the National Science Foundation to award the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship. The scholarship seeks to recruit and prepare STEM majors for careers in K-12 education. The 49er Teach Noyce...

Special Education Professor awarded $2.5M grant
Date Published: September 26, 2014
David Test wins $2.5M annually for National Technical Assistance Center on Improving Transition to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students with Disabilities (CFDA 84.326E)   The purpose of the new National Technical Assistance Center on Improving Transition to Postsecondary...

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Early Childhood Scholars Win $1.2M Grant to Prepare Leaders for Young Children With Special Needs
Date Published: September 15, 2014
Dr. Vivian I. Correa, Dr. Cindy Baughan, and Dr. Pam Shue recently received $1.2M from the Office of Special Education Program in Washington D.C. Drs. JaneDiane Smith, Suzanne Lamorey, and Bob Algozzine will also serve as faculty on the grant.  Scholars in this two-year program will earn a...

Dr. Tracy Rock receives the Bank of America Excellence in Teaching Award

College of Education Professor wins Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence
Date Published: September 8, 2014
CHARLOTTE - Sept. 6, 2014 - Associate professor of education Tracy Rock is the 2014 recipient of the Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence - one of the University’s most prestigious honors for faculty members. The announcement was made at a reception and awards ceremony Friday, Sept. 5, at...

UNC Charlotte Education Research Mentioned on PBS News Hour
Date Published: August 26, 2014
PBS News Hour reports on the Children's Defense Fund's Freedom School in this 5-1/2 minute report aired August 11, 2014. The Study cited 4 minutes 15 seconds into the report was conducted bu the Center fo Adolescent Literacies at UNC Charlotte. View the full report here. Follow this link to learn...